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Machu Picchu Deluxe Mountain Trek


Climate for Machu Picchu Deluxe Mountain Trek


                                                Cusco area
 

Month

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Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

68

68

69

70

70

69

69

70

71

72

72

70

Average Low Temperature (°F)

47

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46

Average High Temperature (°C)

20

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22

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21

Average Low Temperature (°C)

8

8

8

6

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1

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Average Precipitation (days of rain)

16

13

13

7

1

1

0

1

3

7

9

13

Source: NOAA


Seasons
The weather in Cusco is defined by two seasons: green or rainy season and dry season.

Rainy / Green season (November to March)
Occasional showers are expected throughout this period, with the heaviest rains occurring in January and February. However temperatures are usually warm and it does not get too cold at night.

Dry season (April to October)
During this season, you can expect mostly sunny and warm days followed by cooler nights and the possibility of morning frost. If it does rain, the temperature drops, but it warms up immediately afterward, and rain is very infrequent in the dry season.
July is regularly recorded as the coldest month of the year.

However, keep in mind that Cusco is located in a high-mountain environment where variable weather is expected. Rain can occur in the middle of July just as sun may appear in January, so it is always important to be prepared for mixed conditions. You should always bring a variety of light, natural fiber clothing: short and long-sleeved tops, light jumpers/hoodies, raincoats, all things that can be layered to cope with the different environments you will experience on the trip.

In addition, our hike passes through 9 bio-zones ranging from high altitude alpine conditions to high jungle. Here is a rough guideline:
December-march: rainy/cold
April-June: occasional rain/fair
July-August: dry/cold
September-November: occasional rain/fair


Special note - altitude and acclimatization
You will be spending time and hiking at high altitudes, ranging between 7,000 ft (Machu Picchu Area) and 13,000 ft. with the highest point reaching over 15,000 ft. (Salkantay Pass). For this reason we recommend that our guests spend some nights in Cusco prior to departure. This helps with acclimating to the altitude and also provides an opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Cusco. Everyone’s tolerance to altitude differs and we encourage our guests to exercise and follow a healthy diet as part of their training program before their trip.
It is recommended you drink lots of water before and during your trip to Cusco. Also, avoid heavy meals since your stomach takes longer to digest food at high altitudes. A diet of low proteins and high carbs is advisable.
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Machu Picchu Deluxe Mountain Trek
Tour Code: ZZ-HK-PEML01
7 days / 6 nights ~$3,990.00
Dates: All year round

Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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Airport: Cusco
Activities:
Hiking, Sightseeing, Culture, History

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